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Christmas at The Bowes Museum



A varied programme of scintillating Christmas activities celebrates the festive season at The Bowes Museum. Ranging from a popular annual market, to Santa’s enchanted wonderland grotto, the events promise something magical for all the family.  

Festive events


Afternoon Tea with Jazz

24 November, 2.15, Adult £19.95
Enjoy afternoon tea with a selection of seasonal sandwiches, dainty desserts and Christmas scones, all washed down served with Premium Tea or Fairtrade Coffee in the magnificent surroundings of the Picture Galleries with live jazz vocals and piano.

SOLD OUT!

 

Singing for the Brain Christmas Special

29 November, 10.30 - 12.00, Free for pass holders or normal admission
Singing for the Brain sessions use singing to bring people living with dementia together in a friendly and stimulating way. In this session, we’ll explore the Museum decorated for Christmas before having some refreshments and a festive singalong in the picture galleries. For more information and to book, please contact Sharon Simms  0191 3890400  Sharon.Simms@alzheimers.org.uk. To learn more about Singing for the Brain, please visit here.

 

Festive Friday

6 December, 5.00 - 7.00
Come and join us for a fun and festive evening at the Museum. Enjoy relaxed late night shopping for Christmas gifts, cards and decorations, and delicious food and drinks in Café Bowes from our seasonal Winter menu. The galleries will be decorated for Christmas, so it’s the perfect time to come and make some memories around the trees and enjoy the wonderful Winter exhibitions.

 

Yuletide Festive Lunch with Carols

8 December, 12.30, Adults £25.95, Child £17.95
Celebrate Christmas with a delicious 3 course lunch with live festive music in the magnificent surroundings of the Jubilee Room while enjoying stunning panoramic views of Teesdale.

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Santa’s Enchanted Wonderland Grotto


1, 6, 7, 8, 21 & 22 December, 10.30 - 5.00, £12.00 Child, Inc entry to Grotto for accompanying adult 

9 - 12 & 16 - 20 December, 16 - 20 December, 3.30 - 6.00, £12.00 Child, Inc entry to Grotto for accompanying adult 

14 - 15 December (Christmas Market) 10.00 - 4.30, SOLD OUT!


Santa is coming to the Museum again this December, so come and join us for a magical family experience. First, visit Santa’s workshop where his friendly elves will help you make some Christmas crafts. Then, meet Santa all cosy in his sitting room, where he will complete the magic with an early Christmas present. 

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Sunday 1 December

10.30 11.30 12.00 12.30 15.30 16.00 16.30

Friday 6 December

5.00 5.30 6.00 6.30

Saturday 7 December

11.00 12.00 12.30 15.00 15.30 16.00 16.30

Sunday 8 December

16.00 16.30

Monday 9 December

15.30 16.00 16.30 17.00 17.30

Tuesday 10 December

15.30 16.00 16.30 17.00 17.30

Wednesday 11 December

15.30 16.00 16.30 17.00 17.30

Thursday 12 December

15.30 16.00 16.30 17.00 17.30 18.00 18.30

Saturday 14 December

All slots fully booked!

Sunday 15 December

All slots fully booked!

Monday 16 December

15.30 16.00 16.30 17.00 17.30

Tuesday 17 December

15.30 16.00 16.30 17.00 17.30

Wednesday 18 December

15.30 16.00 16.30 17.00 17.30

Thursday 19 December

15.30 16.00 16.30 17.00 17.30 18.00

Friday 20 December

15.30 16.00 16.30 17.00 17.30 18.00 18.30

Saturday 21 December

All slots fully booked!

Sunday 22 December

All slots fully booked!

 

*These sessions include lower lighting and music levels, with a meet and greet style Santa visit where children can approach Santa if and when they choose to.

 

Christmas Market


13, 14 & 15 December, 10.00 - 4.00, £5.00 per adult, £2.50 per child

Join us for the feel good event of the season with festive food, crafts and music. 

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